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for eliminating tax deductions. in a fox business exclusive, romney running mate paul ryan says that tax plan would mean a president romney would pay more in taxes. >> here's how it works, higher income people can use lots of tax shelters to shelter some of their income from taxation. more of their income is subject to taxation, that allows to us lower tax rates for everybody. rich: some families and businesses will pay more because there would be fewer deductions. others would pay less with lower tax rates. in theory it is all supposed to balance out. among the more popular tax deductions and exemptions for the cost of workers health plans interest on home mortgages, retirement plans, and giving to charity, these are the more popular, and there are many more, and the romney campaign will not say which ones. back to you. dagen: if some people are going to pay more taxes, you are going to raise the taxes on those people? rich: you are not going to raise their tax rates but raise their effective tax rates. if you have a a big generous tax deduction that goes away to pay this thing, you personal
, we're hearing paul ryan and mitt romney will reunite essentially and campaign in virginia. president obama will be in denver and madison, wisconsin, and joe biden will be in iowa. obviously, a lot going on in the final -- and the final preparations for the debate and just right after. >> yeah, and, you know, you talk about the zingers which is so interesting. clearly, each candidate wants to at least make his mark and obviously say something memorable for all the voters there. romney running with paul ryan, he was on the sunday talk shows today. we haven't heard much out of vice president biden lately. we know you've been traveling with him. when he's on the record he says a lot of interesting things. i guess he says a lot of things when he's off the record with you guys. >> a lot of things we won't talk about right now. as you just said, i have been traveling extensively with the vice president, but publicly he's out with these new attack lines against his republican opponent basically saying one of the most memorable of late is the romney plan will basically increase the tacks on s
what congressman paul ryan did in the interview with fox news said, i don't have time to finish this out. good grief, people will get bored. i hear people say play up your natural weapons you have, and we know the president has his national weapons and so does mitt romney. what do you see as a high point or something effective for both of them. what are the president's natural weapons going in? >> foreign policy. if you said a couple years ago i'd sit here saying the democratic candidate's strong suit is foreign policy, that would take me by surprise. >> the first debate is domestic policy. >> you're absolutely right. i would stick with the jobs numbers and talk about how we're not where we want to be relatively to 100 thousand plus being gained per month but it's better than an 800,000 job loss. people need to be reminded of the numbers. >> and romney's weapons? >> romney's weapon is still that executive card. bain and all, he has to say i've gotten it done in business. i know the liabilities attached to the profile, tamron, but that's the bed he chose and he has to have a priv
the vice presidential candidates. look at this. who would have the upper hand, biden or ryan, paul ryan of wisconsin according to our poll. so something a little extra i just gave you there, not just tonight's debate, i'm looking ahead to next week. >> paul ryan will not be saying who am i and why am i here? he is plenty well known out there. >> i guarantee you, yes. >> let's talk about the issues. a lot of times the horse race takes over the headlines and the distractions as they're called by critics. but what are the voters saying when we call them and we ask them the pointed questions about the actual issues who is winning on the issues alone? >> on the economy, which is the most important issue in the minds of americans, basically divided on this. look at this. you mentioned there are six segments tonight, three on the economy, that's probably right. what is most important issue for americans, look at that, still remains the economy. 48%. ashleigh, the economy is number one with american voters going back to late 2007. that has not changed. you know what, also tonight, the role of g
on election day in november. >>> paul ryan, a green bay packers fan from wisconsin, chimed in on the referee ruling that cost his team a win monday night. ryan joked, quote, i half think these refs work part-time for the obama administration in the budget office. >>> mitt romney had kind words for bill clinton yesterday, saying a few nice words from bill clinton can do a lot of good, he said. and he joked that he would wait for his clinton bounce in the polls. >>> and mr. romney's wife, ann, was on the "tonight show" with jay leno talking about his husband's plans for america's future and she explained to jay how she feels about mitt running for president. >> four years ago i made a videotape and on the videotape, i looked in the camera and he said, mitt, this is for you, sweetheart, i'm never doing this again. >> well, jay also asked ann romney if mitt is a good dancer. she replied he's gotten to be a better dancer. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> elsewhere, missouri republican congressman todd aiken let the deadline to let the senate race pass yesterday without drop
pelosi talked about mitt romney's decision to pick paul ryan as his running mate and the impact his role could have on the future of medicare. she also told rachael that democrats could take back control of the house. take a listen. >> we have been working very hard to get to a place to put the house in play. we did that by, say, late spring, early summer. but when august 11th, mark that date on your calendar, when ryan was chosen, that made a very big difference because medicare, medicare, medicare, the three most important issues in the campaign, that issue was clarified, focus was on it. we could not lose the debate about medicare because if we do, forget democrats and republicans, medicare is gone. >> don't miss the "the rachel mw show." >>> rebel forces attacked the capital and reported the deadliest day of the civil war there. 340 people are reported to have died in fighting across the country. in damascus, a white van exploded outside a military command center. a skd bomb went off ten minutes later inside the compound and gun battles went on for hours. four guards were killed and
of stage. >> paul ryan on the sunday talk shows. the running mate talking down expeations. look at this count. brand-new from abc news/"washington post" this morn ing. who's more likely to win the debates? the president by 20-some points. a lot of americans think the president will have the upper hand on wednesday night in denver. >> we'll see. many thanks. cnn's live coverage of wednesday night's debate starts at 7:00 eastern. >>> syria is expected to try to justify its actions in its bloody civil war when its foreign minister speaks before the united nations general assembly later this morning. nearly 30,000 people across syria have been killed. in the next hour look at the how the united states is helping the syrian opposition. we'll tell you if the united states is moving closer toward any military action. >>> grudges, infighting and crafty maneuvering. sounds like an episode of "dallas." except the actors are real. they're supreme court justices. the highest court in the land beginning its new term in less than an hour. it will meet on the heels of perhaps the most talked a
's not forget. paul ryan voted for all of that. he voted for medicare part d prescription drug benefit which has cost mey that was not paid uln d it >> thank you both for joining me tonight. >> coming up. team romney is praising president obama now. they are, weill show you why thre dnganazdd aiken. mitt romney was in favor of the vietnam war and the draft that sent americans to their death but he was not in favor observing in vietnam himself. he wasaught a lesson said abouthmoraty of s nddu tie period by a veteran of that war who taught him a lesson about the people romney thinks of as the takers he thinks are dependant on government. that is comingp. [ horse neighs ] look! she wears the scarlet markings! [ man ] out! your kind is not welcome here! nor your odd predilections! miracle whip is tangy and sweet, not odd. [ man ] it's evil! she speaketh the truth! [ crowd gasps ] [ woman ] reverend? ♪ can i have some? ♪ >>> why is tearomney sudnly praising team obama? t ginouy romney world is suddenly praising obama. the answer coming up next. >>> there are 47% of the people that vote for the p
of the shane paul ryan is one thing when he first unleashes him here to what switches smart but it is still piling up voters in record numbers continue to pile up their ballots that looks dumb especially most will have the long before election day that for the moment barack obama looks good. that does not stick but it does not matter for them. why the romney campaign does not leave a minute to spare. air and i was startled by the numbers but they need to get the ads out and fast? >> look at i would this week the obama campaign says more than 100,000 ballots are from democrats versus 40,000 republicans. the obama campaign will hit them again and again. neil: i don't know the record but generally it is reflective of the moment look at the polls in favor the president. if you are mitt romney you don't have the moment to spare. >> you need to make a move quick. early voters are the hard partisans mostly the vote will not change voting today universe sixth. as strong as the president's early voting program is as he invented the wheel so does the romney campaign and track it thoroughly. i expecte
before you get into office. on the other side we all know paul ryan can do the math and he can spend the whole 90 minutes talking about -- >> of course paul ryan isn't the candidate for president. >> paul ryan will get his chance. >> if you endorsed budget, please explain to us how that works. >> well, at least there's a budget. >> he was for and then against it. >> so how should romney answer? our debate all this week has been your argument is he should avoid substance at all costs. so how should romney answer her question then? >> the good news is that the rules don't allow him to speak more than a few seconds. >> actually, two minutes i think. >> so move on to the next issue, the next issue. we're looking for details. you are not going to get details tonight. >> let's be clear, there's 15-minute segments. they have two minutes to respond to the question and then jim lehrer's going to narrate the back and forth. there should be enough time. >> one thing i want to say though is that this is going to be for a bunch of young americans their first chance to vote. a lot of the young ame
's how paul ryan responded. >> i thought he was taking my speech. you know what? we agreed these are being buried by obama care and spending regulations and all things plaguing a business. the way to stop this is to stop this. >> the middle class has been buried for four years. who is to blame? >> that little exchange we saw encapsulates the challenge for president barack obama tonight. he has to defend his record, he's got to take credit for the good things that have happened. i do think the country is headed in the right direction as i think most americans do, but i think he has to acknowledge how the experience is of real americans enough. not only on economic issues but he's not changing the tone in washington, which he's set out to do. i think the president also has to say what to do differently in the next four years. each of these men have to make a case of themselves and articulate the vision they have for the next four years otherwise they won't have a successful evening. >> there's trouble for biden in a new poll. a cnn/orc poll to put up for everyone. 60% of like
. and ed butowsky, thank you very much. >> thank you. stuart: if paul ryan becomes the next vice-president, someone else will become the head of the next house budget committee. scott garrett, republican from new jersey wants the job. what would he do if he got it. we'll ask him because he'll be in this studio next. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. >> like playing in a basketball game, i get two points for a basket and you get 10. it is ridiculous. stuart: are the polls accurate? >> i don't even think they're accurate. i told you this before. we would put them in jail for securities fraud. stuart: that is a good one, wasn't it? rudy giuliani talking about mitt romney's tax plan. don't miss a minute of barney and
by mitt romney and paul ryan. joining us now is congressman peter welsh, who joins us frequently on "varney & company." welcome back, good to see you. >> good to be here. i'm sure we're going to agree that the middle class has indeed been buried. income down about $4,000 in the the last four years for middle america. i say it's because of the pills of stimulus, a massive government spending, and heavy regulation simply has not produced a robust economy which would raise the middle glass. it's subdued the middle class. what's your explanation. >> well, i mean, that's the debate between governor romney and president obama. i mean, you're right. and that's the middle class is really struggling. something that's been true really for 30 years, when you look past what's happened in the middle class the last 30 years, it's basically treading water and it's gotten much tougher in the past four years, and this big debate between the two sides is whether it was, the bush policies, that preceded that president obama that was a major contributing factor or is-- a the romney campaign is tryin
, with the replacement refs or. >> someone where must have stood up for the replacement refs, never saw that paul ryan and barack obama agreed this should happen. >> we have the wisconsin governor scott walker, tough on the unions, coming out in favor of the referee union. >> absolutely. and wonderful field day for cartoonists, marvellous car as soon as, drawings of new signals for referees who have replacement referees who have no special memory or let somebody else try it. and great cartoons, but, yeah, no debate here. >> rick: kirsten was this political pandering, all of these politicians right before election day coming out and rallying around, i guess, so of a no-brainer cause? >> it seems no-brainer, i don't ever pretend to know anything about sports or related to sports. i don't want to give analysis. >> oh, let's pick up on that, time magazine called it the pander bowl in terms of obama's remarks, he never answers shouted out questions, but there there's something good out of this. i think we ought to consider replacement journalists, anchors and networks new york times, washington post and g
if he was running for election or re-election. >> paul ryan talked about it. he says as conservatives, we are used to media bias. but the desperation of the mainstream media to re-elect barack obama has reached levels we have not seen before. i worry very much that the kind of covering up of hugely important issues, an american ambassador killed in a terror attack that the administration covered up, after it ignored that the threats that he was reporting back to washington. that's very, very serious. when have you a media that won't cover these stories, it begins to really damage, i think, the functioning of our democracy. they have an important role to play and they have abdicalletted responsibility because they have a tingle up their leg over barack obama. >> sean: i think they are the willing accomplices. i think that obama is laughing his ass off because he knows he can manipulate them and get them to say anything he wants. it's fascinating. >> and dangerous. >> sean: liz cheney, thank you. >> thank you. >> sean: coming up next, now that she is not on the campaign trail, calista g
in battleground states. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used the skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey inste instead. >> it is 5:37 on this tuesday morning. >>> a twist in the ongoing rivalry between maryland and virginia's governors. t
of the day's headlines. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is campaigning in ohio talking, talking gun rights at a national men's sports conference. also vice president joe biden wrapped up a two-day swing through florida, including a stop in ft. myers. president obama and mitt romney keeping a low profile today. they are prepping for wednesday's first presidential debate. we have learned that senator john kerry is going to play the role of mitt romney in the president's practice sessions. ohio senator rob portman is portraying the president in mitt romney's debate preps. >>> general motors is recalling more than 40,000 cars. it is concerned about fuel pump modules that could crack and cause a fire. the recall affects the 2007 to 2009 chevrolet cobalt and pontiac g5. gm will replace the fuel part for free. >>> yes, it is over officially. regular nfl refs will be back on the field tomorrow. the refs union formally ratify add new contract today. the nfl agreed to a deal with the union earlier this week which allowed those refs to return on thursday to a standing "o." critics
tomorrow's debate will take place. runni innin inning mates come p battleground states. paul ryan wrapped up an event in clinton, iowa. s american airlines customers are dealing with unhappy pilots. seats broke mid flight. >> the passenger seats came loose out of the floor. >> eight planes grounded after three incidents where an entire row of sts came loose. twice, it happened on the same plane. the airline says it could be a defect in a certain model of seats. passengers say this issue on top of decreasing on-time arrivals is unacceptable. >> if they don't fly, i don't have a status on another airline. it's an issue for me. >> shakes my confidences that i'm going get to my destination on time. >> american blames the issues on a feud with union pilots. the pilots say the nation's third largest carrier needs new planes. >>> a challenge to full body scanners and enhanced patdowns will not be heard by the supreme court. sus tises turned away the case. it centered around a michigan man who wanted to keep the tsa from using the scanners or more invasive patdowns. federal cords in florida also
and paul ryan. all of them should be very proud that they have annoyed their opponents so much. check 4, speaking today at the clinton global initiative, mitt romney said this. >> if there is one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> bill: president clinton actually praised the governor in the introduction. that's what we like to see, a little detante now and then. finally, check five, there is chaos in the national football league because the referees are being locked out by the league in a wage dispute. and the substitute refs are having a hard time, to say the least. >> the packers play at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's time play is a wilson lob to the end zone, which is -- simultaneous who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! >> bill: well, it really wasn't a touchdown because the seattle receiver illegally pushed the green bay defender away. and didn't cleanly catch the ball anyway a
paul ryan as his vice president? >> yes. >> do you like obama because he's pro-life? >> yeah. i'm for that, yeah. >> does it bother you that obama is a mormon? >> no, but he sways his votes a lot in the way that people look at him. >> how do you think sarah palin will do as mccain's running mate in 2012? >> i'm not telling. >> there's talk he'll drop sarah palin in this election. are you going to vote for him then? >> yes. >> bill: here with reaction david webb and from americans for prosperity, the one and only jennifer stefano. i've done on the man on street, and that's the best i've seen. tell me what you think. >> positively breathtaking. the woman who doesn't believe in killing, because believes in torture. amazing. >> bill: they said that obama was a mormon, that romney was a muslim. mccain's running. this one's running. ryan is with the obama thing. >> it's frightening. it's outright frightening. i've got the whole clip, went through 7 minutes, 32 seconds. there's even more of it. what's scary here, sean, is why the tea party took hold and needs to continue to grow. peopl
debt and our deficit. and i think with governor romney and paul ryan figured out was they can't give $5 trillion worth of tax cuts and still eat into the deficit, which i think is our biggest national problem. >> i think -- >> you're right. he might be able to do it. he might be able to do it if they did your plan. >> i'm telling you. you know, you were a good tax break governor. the pennsylvania tax break today is still very low. what is it? about 3%? >> the effective rate is 3.4%. >> do you know how amazing that is for the northeast and east? that's an amazing thing. that makes you a supply sideer. i don't want you to lose all your friends, but i think you're a supply sider with a 3.5% income tax. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you very much. we'd love to have you back. >>> coming up on kudlow, congressional republicans demand answers from the administration on who knew what and when on the terror attack in libya that killed our distinguished ambassador chris stevens. is there a cover-up going on here? senator ron johnson sounds off. and folks, one more time, don't forget, free market capit
the juneists and pundits were using the word "pivot." then the selection of paul ryan as vice president, and everyone described him as bold. that was another tip-off, that they're all listening to each other, not reaching their own conclusions, listening to the facts. they're lessening to each other. not everyone could come up with the same description. now everyone talks about double down. when everybody in the media starts using the same terms, it's an indication to me that nobody is doing any original thinking or original reporting. >> i agree with you, the journalists pay a lot of attention to each other as to what each other thinks. however i don't think there's anything wrong with. in other words, i think you have to reach your own judgments, but you have to be mindful as to what other people are thinking about things, and you ought to test your own view of things, own sense of things against what they're saying. that's not a bad thing to do. what's not a good thing to do is simply go along with everyone else is saying. you need an independent outlook. >> greta: brit, thank you. >
to health care we don't revamp the entire social security system to meet inside restrains that paul ryan thinks works but doesn't work for america. this is real questions on voters' mines and that's changed the dynamic of the election and we're seeing great candidates on our side with that message who are going to win in november. >> and in massachusetts, republican scott brown has apologized for what some of his aides did in appearing on this video where they were mocking elizabeth warren for her native-american heritage. that is apology sufficient and should this be an issue in this campaign? >> certainly it's up to the people of massachusetts to determine that. they have watched this race, they have seen scott brown tell people to take a look at elizabeth warren to determine her heritage, which is frankly offensive to me, people in massachusetts will make that determination. but i will say this. again, we have a race where elizabeth warren is fighting for the values that american families care about, making sure we all have an opportunity that our kids all have access to education, th
in a suit, and he is being photographed all the time. sow should have game on. >> paul ryan, he looks like a man who knows his own fashion brand a little better than obama i think. >> i think he looks like an american businessman on a weekend. and i think he's trying to portray that, i think he wants people to think he is like the guy next door in his dress, so i think he's accomplishing that. >> what about the one of him and mitt romney? alarming orange jacket there from mr. romney? >> i think they are trying to sort of like -- sort of like the normal guys next door. >> what about the first ladies? very different styles. quite fashionable to me. >> michelle is definitely fashionable. as a matter of fact, i would like her to wear my clothes. and i think mrs. romney looks very conservative, and i think maybe they want to portray her as being very conservative. >> and, finally, you have a cause very dear to your heart. about autism. a powerful clip. >> in a small town of elmira, new york, a boy was born into an all-american family. the odds of him achieving his dream in the fashion industry?
the trajectory of the campaign, his selection of a running mate, paul ryan, got a small bounce. the convention speech didn't get any bounce, and now the first debate. this is like the first night on broadway. there will be more voters tuning in, they will be looking at his performance and if he comes across as somebody who is credible, who is up to the task, he might get another bounce out of it. >> aren't undecided voters the least likely to tune into the debates? gallup looked back at records and found only two examples where debates really changed the course. that was 1960 and 2000. >> they are important moments for these candidates but you're exactly right. it's so hard to change anything at this point. why. these two guys are not unpainted canvases. barack obama, his canvas is pretty much filled in. we know him. we have seen him for four years. as president. mitt romney has been through a long and grueling campaign. there is very little white space left on his canvas. so if they're really going to do something different that changes how they're understood, it has to be something very big.
this video to it earlier today, paul ryan speaking at a 2011 dinner hosted by the american spectator, con serbtive magazine and this sounds a lot like mitt romney's comment on the 47%. >> the good news, still shows survey after survey, shows 70% of americans believe in the american dream, only 30% want the welfare state. half of the people currently in the category are there not of their wish or their will. >> liberal websites are focusing on the ryan speech, and the huffington post says they learned of a clip because a reader. ryan's campaign says only 30% want the welfare state, just as it is every day on t campaign trail, and the size trail, and so let's talk about this, whether these videos amount to anything. and political analyst roland martin, and red state.com and professor boise watkins of syracuse university. eric, on the obama tape, to you, what is the significance of it? >> the circumstances of it is the media. it was the media that portrayed barack obama as a post racial president. the media has portrayed barack obama above the political rhetoric that both -- here is barack o
go bankrupt and then took credit for managing bankruptcy and then picked paul ryan as his running mate who was for the bailout. that's a consistent theme that romney doesn't have the right message. they do think they're losing. they do think because they have a strong ground game there there is still time to turn around. >> you make your point in the article that a lot of people think this thing will tighten as we get closer to election day. >> right. >> the other thing though is governor john kasich who had been promoting the ohio economic recovery even though he's a republican and trying to get mitt romney elected. romney of course has been talking down the economy because that's good for him. let's talk about that. >> yeah. that's a major complication. jim mengsed in his piece. the unemployment rate in ohio is 7.1%, in columbus it's about 6%. that's a bellwether area. stop after stop john kasich goes around the state and says ohio is booming, ohio is rocking. that gives headaches to people in washington saying hey, this conflicts with our message. there's ongoing friction and t
president candidate paul ryan. >> did you watch that packer game last night? >> reporter: to the president of the united states. who says -- i've been saying for months, we've got to get our refs back. oh, mr. president, that is a bipartisan plea. roger goodell, the nfl commission sir trying. now from contracts with the once beloved men in stripes. players yearn for their return their mouths are. many are >> what would you give of your own salary to get the real refs back? >> i'm not going to get into that. you know, let the league take care of that. so i try not to worry about that, just worry about the things i can control. >> reporter: what's a fan to do? espn is pushing ten ways to make your outrage known. among them, swear off watching games four games a week. use negative hash tags about the nfl and roger goodell and boo the games you do attend. fan wes tas we talked to were receptive. >> watch something else. >> i'm not watching the thursday night game. tell you that. >> reporter: the sad part, just about everyone agrees the whole replacement ref controversy is getting in the way of
romney's proposed with paul ryan an ambitious reformation of the program that would go to voucher, but he hasn't said what the level of the voucher would be or the growth rate in the voucher. if you don't specify that, you can't specify what your savings will be or the impact on consumers. and finally president obama last year in the grand bargain talks with house speaker boehner talked about more ambitious proposals than medicare than he's advocated so far like raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67. hasn't said a word about that in the election campaign so far. you can expect the two to clash on that issue, as well. >> john, i know you've looked at some poll numbers from the journal and nbc news. maybe a slight tightening on a national level. but certainly in some important states like ohio, the president continues to lead. i know you've said the romney strategists believe they need ohio. if it's mathematically possible to win without it, why do they still believe they need it? >> well, because if you don't win ohio, you're probably not going to win, say, wisconsin, which is another
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unanimity that this president needs to be defeated. and that we need to get mitt romney and paul ryan into the white house so that we can get a partner in washington who can help governor kasich, you know, continue the path that he's on in terms of rebuilding the economy here in ohio. >> but, matt, the question i asked was are you hearing complaints from fellow republicans when it comes to mitt romney's message that he's focusing too much on taxes let's say and not enough on the people of ohio? >> well, i'm not sure i think that's an accurate reflection. let's look at what -- let's look at what happened here in ohio. you have a governor who is really -- who has done three things that barack obama has not done. he's balanced a budget. he's cut taxes. and he focused like a laser on job creation, which last time i checked are the exact same things mitt romney is talking about doing, getting federal spending under control, looking at ways to create jobs, he's got a plan to create 13 million jobs when he takes office, and doing the kinds of things that -- cutting taxes, getting regulations
opponent's plan for medicare, while at wong man's paul ryan's event in iowa today things took an emotional term when a veteran asked him about his social security benefits and why the government taxes the only source of income for a man who dedicated his life to defending his country. >> i served in the air force in 65 straight out of high school, and i learned in the military -- [applause] >> -- the skills that i had to take me through life. i served in grenada, and i served in iran, and i live off of social security. i live off a thousand dollars a month, and i cannot understand why this country that i gave my life for feels that they should tax me twice for social security. they already taxed me for that and they take a third of it back when they give me that check. >> you know i'm glad you brought that up, sir. [applause] >> now, there is a tax on social security benefits he's talking about. i voted consistently to repeal that tax because you know what you already paid for this. it's your benefit, you already paid tax on this money once before, number two, it's funny how joe biden and
in the american idea. only 30% want the welfare state. >> so, again, just context for our viewers that was paul ryan, this is a speech from last november. the whole speech has been on youtube since last fall. so my question to you, howie kurtz, are there really substantive points to be scored here by drudging up these all videos? >> there can be. i don't have any problem with it, people on either side drudging up old videos. it helps if the video you're drudging up has never been seen or heard before, then it has some shock value. there can be substantive and revealing comments in what people say when they think the spotlight is not on them. but in the case of this particular obama speech at hampton university in virginia in 2007, he delivered it in front of a bunch of reporters. cameras there. the surprise factor has been lost here. >> you covered the media. as we mentioned it right wing radio, right wing conservative television today, pointing at the -- it is the mainstream media, this is all the mainstream media, my question is, their ratings are high, they bring in the big bucks, aren't the
running mate paul ryan propose to cap malpractice insurance. cut medicaid by $810 billion over the next ten years. give states more control over their medicaid funds. overhaul medicare. the overhaul? people now younger than 55, when they reach retirement, would have the option of getting a voucher to purchase private insurance. or they could stick with traditional medicare. >> this financial support system is designed to guarantee that seniors can always afford medicare coverage, no exceptions. >> reporter: while the repeal of obama care would get rid of the prescription drug benefit to seniors, romney doesn't want to take out all of the law's provisions. >> we have to make sure that people who have pre-existing conditions are able to get insured and that folks that get sick don't get dropped by their insurance company. >> reporter: douglas holtz icon, the president of the american action form, he doesn't support the current health care law. >> both sides agree that the amount we spend on medicare has to be capped. they just disagree on how to get there. romney and ryan say, what we're
on taxes, yesterday you were on the paul ryan clip, but there is a debate over the romney tax plan, not that he's not going to lower taxes, he may lower taxes and that may be a good thing for the economy, but the question is ultimately does it bring in enough revenue to make it revenue neutral? one of the things they have said about republicans is it would lower the deficits but the taxes have exploded under them. your views? >> there's no question the deficits have exploded under them. the last two decades among the two wars and the mistakes in my opinion, we blew a lot of money. multiples of what we blew before. so, you know, my attitude is that -- >> jimmy, my question is do you have any confidence no matter who is in office that actually the hard cuts that need to be made ultimately to make any text plan deficit neutral are actually going to happen? >> and my question to you comes down to a simple question. >> do you believe in the tooth fairy? >> who does the president listen to? i wonder if you could name for me four or five executives who have been advising the president and
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